Matthew K Wildman (1821-1883)
Matthew K. Wildman was Shirley Wildman Mason's grand uncle (her grandfather Joseph H. Wildman's brother). During the Civil War he served as a First Lieutenant in the 13th Regiment, Company D of the New York Heavy Artillery. He was perhaps about 42 years old when this picture was taken in 1864, although his year of birth is somewhat uncertain (various sources indicate as early as 1818 and as late as 1829). He died in Wellsville, New York in 1883. Also related to Matthew K. Wildman are Russ and Don Mason (their great grand uncle), and Neil and Kate Mason (their second great grand uncle).